As a commercial lawyer, Steve assists clients with a wide range of matters including refinancing, buying and selling businesses, and creating shareholder and joint venture agreements.
He possesses extensive knowledge in insolvency, having gained experience working at the Official Assignee's Office and as a liquidator and receiver at a specialised accounting firm.
Steve serves as a primary point of contact for clients seeking legal advice and guides them to the appropriate professionals within the firm for proper addressing and achieving desired outcomes.
His clients appreciate his clear understanding of the corporate/commercial landscape and praise his easygoing attitude and calm demeanor in negotiations.
When Steve left law school he did insolvency work for the Official Assignee's Office for two years before working as a liquidator and receiver for a specialist accounting firm for a further two years. Steve then moved into the legal field as an insolvency lawyer at Lowndes Associates, a boutique Shortland Street law firm, where he also developed corporate and commercial experience. Steve joined McVeagh Fleming in 2004 and has been involved in a wide variety of work, from corporate and commercial through to property law. Having worked both as a solicitor, and as a client of law firms, Steve knows that legal work can be expensive so he is constantly looking for ways to work more effectively.
BCom (Economics), University of Auckland 1998
LLB, University of Auckland 1998
Music is Steve's passion, in particular sixties psychedelic rock (Hendrix, Joplin, Airplane, the Doors) and late 90s alt-rock (as played by Channel Z). Steve also enjoys all sport - he is a self-confessed cricket tragic and still regularly plays touch rugby and indoor netball. His economics background means he has retained a keen interest in economic policy - good for animated discussions with friends and colleagues (preferably over a number of independent NZ beers).